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Hot: Refurbished RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS USM & RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM available for the first time

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Canon USA has made available refurbished RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS USM & RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lenses in their estore.

The Canon USA store offers a full 1-year warranty on all refurbished gear.

There are more than 20 copies of each lens available at the time of writing this.

adventure

I'm New Here
Apr 23, 2013
9
1
Thanks for the heads up! Had to order them in separate transactions because the 70 went to out of stock at checkout, but got it to close by itself on the second try. Just saved over a grand.
 
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Rocksthaman

Eos R , R6 , R5
Jul 9, 2020
137
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Thanks for the heads up! Had to order them in separate transactions because the 70 went to out of stock at checkout, but got it to close by itself on the second try. Just saved over a grand.
Just refresh, it showed out of stock for me at first , refresh it was back. Purchased.
 

Bishop80

EOS M6 Mark II
Jan 4, 2014
51
46
What is your experience with the Canon refurbished gear?
For the gear itself, nothing but positive experience for both cameras and lenses. Indistinguishable from new except for the box.

You have a better chance of Canon changing your refurb order to "Back order" status after purchase (even though it was In Stock), than of having an issue with the equipment. Prepare to be patient.
 
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Surab

Olympus OM-D E-M5II
Aug 22, 2020
47
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For the gear itself, nothing but positive experience for both cameras and lenses. Indistinguishable from new except for the box.

You have a better chance of Canon changing your refurb order to "Back order" status after purchase (even though it was In Stock), than of having an issue with the equipment. Prepare to be patient.

Thank you for the input. I am considering going down that route for an RP/R + 24-105F4 in the coming months and was not sure what think of it.
 

snappy604

EOS RP
CR Pro
Jan 25, 2017
581
478
that much refurbished so soon makes me wonder about quality! ;-) I have the RF24-70 2.8L.. pricey beast but happy with it.
 

hobbodanno

I'm New Here
Jul 11, 2020
10
5
Both lenses are back in stock. I purchased the 24-105 F4L during the last refurb sale they had, and I'm quite happy with my purchase. Now, I'm patiently waiting for them to add the 15-35 lens at some point.
 

gbc

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 19, 2018
74
88
Just refresh, it showed out of stock for me at first , refresh it was back. Purchased.
Their "In Stock/Out of Stock" statuses are infuriating. I had a 28-70 in my cart so many times and then when I could to check out it says out of stock, then on the page it says in stock. A lot of sweating out the purchase for no reason.
 
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gbc

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 19, 2018
74
88
Really want that 70-200, but the fact that it can't take extenders is kind of a deal breaker for me.
 

killswitch

EOS RP
Aug 26, 2012
286
10
Managed to snag one (70-200) within 30 mins of it going live. Complete luck that I happened to see the sale on time. If only they do a 15-35 refurb sale now, life will be complete lol. I only got a confirmation email of the purchase but no other updates, same for everyone?
 

killswitch

EOS RP
Aug 26, 2012
286
10
I ordered an "in stock" refurb RF 28-70 seven weeks ago, it's still back ordered!
Dang! Doesn't make sense to say its in stock have someone wait that long. Hope you get yours soon. I just sold my 70-200 EF, and if the RF takes weeks to months I will regret selling my EF too soon.
 
May 27, 2020
8
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I ordered an "in stock" refurb RF 28-70 seven weeks ago, it's still back ordered!

Early last year, I purchased EF 24-70 2.8 II and it was back ordered forever and eventually was cancelled. I hope you get yours.

On a side note, I grabbed both RF 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8. I took advantage of the loyalty program and it knocked off 10% on both (I had two old lenses). I hope they ship this time. Other than the backorder/cancellation issue I had 2-3 times with Canon, their refurbs look like new.
 

killswitch

EOS RP
Aug 26, 2012
286
10
Early last year, I purchased EF 24-70 2.8 II and it was back ordered forever and eventually was cancelled. I hope you get yours.

On a side note, I grabbed both RF 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8. I took advantage of the loyalty program and it knocked off 10% on both (I had two old lenses). I hope they ship this time. Other than the backorder/cancellation issue I had 2-3 times with Canon, their refurbs look like new.

Oh boy, I called their customer support, and it says the order is processed and will send email once shipped. Does that still mean it could get cancelled at anytime or does it mean they actually have it ready just not shipped. Man, i will be so mad at me for selling off my EF 70-200 if this doesnt go through :cry:
 
May 27, 2020
8
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Oh boy, I called their customer support, and it says the order is processed and will send email once shipped. Does that still mean it could get cancelled at anytime or does it mean they actually have it ready just not shipped. Man, i will be so mad at me for selling off my EF 70-200 if this doesnt go through :cry:

Not sure what they mean by 'processed'. Maybe they assigned the lens to ship it out to you? When mine was cancelled, the status was back ordered. I'm holding onto both of my EF 24-70 and 70-200 until I get my RF counter parts to be safe.
 

killswitch

EOS RP
Aug 26, 2012
286
10
Not sure what they mean by 'processed'. Maybe they assigned the lens to ship it out to you? When mine was cancelled, the status was back ordered. I'm holding onto both of my EF 24-70 and 70-200 until I get my RF counter parts to be safe.

I sure hope so. Ya, last time I bought from Canon Refurb I got them right away. I was not aware this is the current situation which is unfortunate.